Okoboji Foundation Conducting Its $5,000 July NonProfit Challenge

Tue 7-4-2017

(Arnolds Park)-- The Okoboji Foundation is putting on a special campaign to raise funds for it's nonprofit partners. Mary Freiborg tells KUOO news this marks the second year for their $5,000 July Nonprofit Challenge...Non Profit Challenge01 

"All through the month of July every non-profit that's created their own fund in our family of funds is participating in a challenge to win $5,000, so they are all hoping that people will go to and give a gift of any size to the fund that you love the most to try to help them win the challenge."

Freiborg says you can watch videos that have been submitted by the organizations at to learn more about what they're up to...Non Profit Challenge02 

"We have 11 videos, some of them are under water, some of them are on the rollercoaster. They're fun to watch so we hope that people will go and check out the videos at, too."

Online donations may also be made at that site. Donations are also being accepted by contacting the Okoboji Foundation office at 332-7177...Non Profit Challenge03 

"By the time we get to July 31st we will add the totals of everything that's gone into each one of the funds and the one who has the highest total above $5,000 in their fund will win the $5,000 from the Okoboji Foundation that we will put back into their long term fund too for support of their non-profit."

You can see a list of the non-profit organizations that are involved in the challenge by going to Explore Go to the news section and click on this story.

Donors will also be eligible for a tax credit through the Endow Iowa program.

Family of Funds Nonprofit Partners:

Bedell Family YMCA/Camp Foster; Dickinson County Endowment Fund; Dickinson County Nature Center; Dickinson County Trails Board; First Lutheran Church of West Okoboji; First Presbyterian Church of Spirit Lake; Friends of Lakeside Lab; Iowa Lakes Corridor Entrepreneurial Development; Lakes Regional Healthcare Foundation; Mini-Wakan Shelter & Gull Point Lodge; Okoboji Community School Foundation; Okoboji Summer Theatre; Okoboji Yacht Club Sailing School; Pearson Lakes Art Center; Spirit Lake Community School Foundation; The Park Foundation (Historic Arnolds Park, Inc.); Youth in Philanthropy